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Danny's Junk Mail

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“What are you doing up there, sweetheart, darling and love of my life?” my wife calls up the stairs... “not to mention, possibly the greatest man alive on the entire planet today?”

Okay... so I may have taken some poetic liberty with the direct speech there, but you get the gist...

“I’m just writing the October ‘What I Mean Is’ section for ‘English In Your Inbox’” I call down.

10 useful acronyms and abbreviations

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What's the difference between an acronym and an abbreviation?

Many people feel they have the same meaning, but traditionally there is a difference:

What does Just the Ticket mean?

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New Year's Resolutions

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The start of a new year is a good time to make some positive changes and so we have the tradition of New Year's Resolutions.

A New Year's Resolution is a promise that someone makes to make a change in their life. We usually want to stop doing a bad habit or start doing something good. Unfortunately, it is said that only 22% of people are successful in meeting their goals; most of us give up on our resolutions before long.

Culture Lesson: New Year's Eve

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Idioms using numbers

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11 number idioms

Take a look at these idioms; they all use numbers. Read through the 11 idioms ranging from 1 to 11 and then try the quiz:

Can you guess the tenses?

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Let's review some present and past verb tenses. Here you can see eight tenses; read through them to remind yourself of how they are used and then match the tenses to the sentences. The example sentences use the verb eat : eat / ate / eaten

present simple

I eat it.

present continuous

I am eating it.

Movie Lesson - Slumdog Millionaire

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Improve your grammar - new comparative forms!

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We have previously looked at how to make comparative adjectives using the following structure:

Cool becomes Cooler
Interesting becomes more interesting

Culture Lesson: Boxing Day

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Read the folling information about Boxing Day and choose the correct form for each missing word: